Mads Mikkelsen young
November 22, 1965
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44.5 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Mads Mikkelsen was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 22, 1965, is an Danish actor. Young Mads Mikkelsen began his acting career in Danish films. He made his big screen debut in crime drama movie Pusher (1996) in role as Tonny. Mikkelsen's breakthrough role came as Le Chiffre in James Bond film Casino Royale (2006) opposite Daniel Craig.
He won Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Lucas in Danish mystery drama film The Hunt (2012).
He won a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in television series Hannibal (2013–2015).
Doctor Strange (2016) superhero in role as Kaecilius
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) epic space opera in role as Galen Erso
After the Wedding (2006) drama in role as Jacob Petersen
A Royal Affair (2012) historical drama opposite Alicia Vikander
Valhalla Rising (2009) adventure drama in role as One-Eye
Pusher II (2004) crime drama in role as Tonny
Adam's Apples (2005) black comedy drama in role as Ivan Fjeldsted
Flame and Citron (2008) drama in role as Jørgen Haagen Schmith / Citron
Open Hearts (2002) drama romance in role as Niels
Flickering Lights (2000) black comedy in role as Arne
The Green Butchers (2003) drama comedy in role as Svend
Bleeder (1999) crime drama in role as Lenny
The Salvation (2014) western opposite Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Charlie Countryman (2013) romantic drama opposite Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood
King Arthur (2004) adventure drama with Clive Owen and Keira Knightley
I Am Dina (2002) drama with Gérard Depardieu and Maria Bonnevie
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) melodrama opposite Anna Mouglalis
At Eternity's Gate (2018) biographical drama with Willem Dafoe and Oscar Isaac
Men & Chicken (2015) comedy in role as Elias
Clash of the Titans (2010) action adventure fantasy with Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton and Liam Neeson
The Three Musketeers (1993) action romance opposite Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich and Luke Evans
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013) drama in role as Michael Kohlhaas
He played DS Allan Fischer in Danish television series Rejseholdet (2000–2003).
He married choreographer Hanne Jacobsen in 2000, they have a daughter and a son.
He voiced Randall Boggs in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Chick Hicks in Cars (2006).
He is non-religious.
His favourite film is Taxi Driver (1976).
Was a professional dancer for eight years.
Good friends with actor Hugh Dancy.
He is avid football fan.
Rides a vintage motorcycle.
I'm engaged to Hollywood. If there's something I find I have to do, I'll do it. Otherwise, I'll just stay home and have a vacation.
I always work with the tempo of the energy of the character, whether he's fast or slow, or heavy or light.
I was a very focused kid. I always had this crazy lifestyle... billions of jobs, two hours of gymnastics every day, handball, anything with a ball, really. I must have had ADHD or something. I was very energetic, and very small. I didn't start growing until the last year of high school.
If you're playing the bad guy, you have to find what you like about them.
I don't necessarily prefer playing villains. I know a lot of people say they are more fun, but if the scriptwriter has done their work well, you can find something realistic in a villain and find the mistakes in a hero - it's all down to the writing.
First, I have to read something and find it interesting and like the story. If I don't understand it fully, but there is something in there that is interesting, then it takes a director to convince me. If he can't do that, then I don't go with it. It doesn't matter where the project comes from.